GIANTS captain Darren Fleary is looking to turn a Wakefield negative into a Salford positive at The Willows tomorrow (3.00).
Fleary admits his squad are still smarting from their shock 38-6 Super League home defeat to Trinity a week ago.
It's an experience the Giants don't want to repeat in a hurry, and Fleary believes that will act as a major source of motivation as they bid to keep in the top six with victory over the struggling City Reds.
"We honestly didn't see it coming last week," admitted the 31-year-old prop.
"There's obviously a big lesson in that for itself.
"So the key this week has been to learn from it.
"We've made a point of getting back to the basics and ensuring we do the little things right.
"As a result, the mood right now is pretty upbeat. We all want to get back out onto the field and put things right.
"I said after losing to St Helens in the Challenge Cup that it was important we bounced straight back at Warrington the following week. We did just that.
"But I think it's even more important to bounce back this time around and put on a show at Salford.
"There are no excuses for losing to Wakefield.
"We fully expected to win that game, so we need to prove to everyone tomorrow that it was simply a blip."
And Fleary is ignoring the fact that the Giants will be forced to go into battle lacking several players through injury.
"Players are missing, but we can do it," he added.